interactive tablature

Music Note
FATpick is a smart viewer for guitar music. Open any GuitarPro file - or choose from over 7,400 shared tabs - in an animated song player. Side-scrolling notes show you exactly what and when to play in a conventional musical notation. Custom tempo, zoom, navigation and looping controls make FATpick a powerful tool for reading music.

synchronized music

Headphones with Sound Waves
Each song is automatically synchronized with customizable backing tracks that play in time with the animated score - so you can hear as well as see the music. 120+ digital instruments create a realistic live-band experience. Independent, DAW-style volume and voice options for each track give you control of the audio mix.

instant feedback

Star Rating Feedback
FATpick listens as you play along - with any guitar - to give real-time feedback on your pitch and timing accuracy. Each note is tagged hit or missed - and early or late - as you play. Total score - and aggregated charts - summarize your performance to the end of each song. Leaderboards and historical stats track your progress over time.
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FATpick for MacOS and FATpick for Windows are available to download immediately.

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Pre-release versions of FATpick for other platforms are currently available to a limited audience.

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Tells You Exactly How to Play

Intuitive - and standard - tablature notation shows which string and fret to play.
Smooth-scrolling animation shows you when - and for how long.
Just pluck the string when the note hits the playhead.

Scrolling Guitar Tabs

Real-Time Feedback for Rapid Improvement

Sophisticated pitch and note onset / offset detection algorithms provide instant feedback on your timing and accuracy as you play along with any guitar. No special cables or equipment is needed - FATpick works with any guitar and your device's built-in microphone.

Real-Time Pitch Accuracy Feedback Accuracy and Timing Feedback Deferred Feedback

A tight feedback loop is critical when learning a new skill, so FATpick evaluates your performance in real-time. See instant feedback on the notes you hit and miss, or detailed early/perfect/late timing, or turn off color-coding altogether and wait for the performance summary at the end of the song.

Game Mechanics Make It Fun

Playing your favorite songs in an intuitive, game-like app - guitar practice never feels like a chore. Challenges, leaderboards, trophies, dynamic effects, and more keep you motivated and engaged.

Performance Summary

But this is more than a game. Instant feedback to identify ways to improve your playing. Historical stats to track your progress. Objective performance feedback is a powerful tool.


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1500+ Songs Out of the Box

(growing every day - and you're free to add more)

Song Search
FATpick includes a growing library of ready-to-play songs shared by users - more than 1500 at last count. You can search and filter these songs by type and category and tag them to organize a list of your favorite songs.

Most songs contain several instruments or parts to choose from - like lead, rhythm, and bass guitar - more than 7,400 independently playable tabs are included.

Independent, DAW-like audio controls and more than 120 realistic virtual instruments let you customize the sound of each track - and set up right mix for your performance.

Listen to the full score to get feel for the song, or mute the part you're playing to put yourself right in the middle of the band.

Track Mixer

For a preview of the current public catalog you can search an up-to-date list of shared songs here.

Add Custom Songs

Instantly add custom songs to FATpick by importing any file in the Guitar Pro format - the de facto standard for sharing tabs with hundreds of thousands of files available online.

Play Custom Songs
Cover Art Import

Simply open the file you want to import, confirm title / artist / album, and optionally look for cover art to associate with the song. Play new songs in seconds.

FATpick users have added over 8,500 custom tabs - more than 630 continuous hours of music transcribed into tablature - and new songs are added every day.

User Feedback

FATpick is freaking awesome!
Jeff V.
Huge fan of this app.
Awesome app. You guys rock!
Tom L., Guitar Instructor
A real lifesaver - especially for writing songs on 7 string in weird modes and alternate tunings!
Jason F.
Honestly, congratulations! It's stunning work!
Kartik N.
Exactly what I was looking for.

Actual customer feedback. Used with permission.

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Ratings & Reviews

‟Editors' Pick - Recommended”
5 Stars
5 Stars
Editorial Rating
5.0 of 5.0
5 of 5 - Geek-o-licious
User Rating
‟Great Software. Must Try.”
4 Stars
8 of 10
Editorial Rating
‟Helps me Learn Guitar”
5 Stars
5 Stars
Editorial Rating
5.0 of 5.0
5 of 5
User Rating
‟Best Tools for Learning to Play Guitar”
‟Simple and Effective”
Editorial Rating
100% Recommended
100% Recommended
User Rating
‟Software Any Guitar Enthusiast Should Consider”
4 Stars
4 Stars
Editorial Rating
5 Stars
5 of 5
User Rating
‟Improve Quickly and Steadily While Avoiding Boredom or Burnout”
‟Awesome Music Education Apps That Will Take 2021 By Storm”

Tools for Guitarists

Our goal is to make FATpick your go-to app for guitar practice — not just the best way to read guitar tabs or learn new songs but a guitar practice companion with the tools and information you want at your fingertips while you practice.

With in-app tools like the metronome or chromatic tuner and reference content like the chord database, track heat map and fretboard charts the information you need is never more than a couple of clicks away.


Searching for a song Playing a song in the tab viewer Track Mixer Screenshot
Interactive tab player showing a song with chords and strumming patterns Fretboard Chart: Scale Explorer Mode Track Heatmap Diagram Screenshot (Dark Theme)
Screenshot of FATpick's Stand-alone Metronome Tool Gameplay Screenshot of Tab Player with Dark Theme Screenshot of FATpick's Guitar Tuner
Advanced Audio Analysis Settings Panel Guitar Chord Database Player Stats

(You can also find dozens of high-resolution FATpick screen captures in the press kit.)

Free for a limited time.

FATpick has been available for free - no ads, no time limits, no premium content - in order to "field test" the app in diverse environments. This policy remains in effect, but the field testing phase will soon come to an end.

FATpick is still free. But we anticipate switching to a paid model in the coming months. When we do, early adopters - and only early adopters - will be eligible for a special offer that includes a signficant discount from the regular price.